Liverpool-born musician, singer and songwriter John Lennon was the founder member of the world famous band The Beatles, aka The Fab Four.

Back in 1960, this controversial celebrated English pop icon started out with his first band called The Quarrymen; which was later renamed as The Beatles.

john lennon popular quotes

After the band broke up, the late John Lennon went on his own solo career. It was during this time, he came out with famous albums songs such as John “Lennon/Plastic Ono Band” and “Imagine“, and popular songs which include “Give Peace a Chance” and “Working Class Hero“.

On December 8th, 1980, three weeks after he released his last album “Double Fantasy“, John Lennon was shot to death by Mark David Chapman at the entrance to the building where he lived, The Dakota, in New York City.

In 1987, John Ono Lennon was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 1994, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Anyway, here are some of his popular quotations:

“You don’t need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are”

“Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.”

“Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.”

“Declare it. Just the same way we declare war. That is how we will have peace… we just need to declare it.”

“Before Elvis there was nothing.”

“You either get tired fighting for peace, or you die.”

“Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.”

Music is everybody’s possession. It’s only publishers who think that people own it.”

“Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; Love is a flower, you’ve got to let it grow.”